Monday, December 31, 2007
1. He chooses to ignore your demands which then turn into pleas.
2. Does naughty things when you leave him unattended for even a few minutes, like take my Clinique lipstick and smear it all over the bathroom. Doesn't he know how much that stuff costs?
3. Decides to pee his pants on MY side of the bed. To lazy to stop watching cartoons to go to the bathroom.
4. Gets in my finger nail polish and paints his sisters' face.
Yeah it had been a great weekend, let me tell ya. Well, then he had to go and redeem himself just when I have lost all hope of raising a decent, law-abiding citizen with a college education.
We sat down to have lunch and before he goes to eat he says:
Cormac: "Momma, I gotta pray."
Me: " OK, Cormac."
Cormac: "Dear Jesus"(inaudible, hushed sentences come out of his mouth)
Me: At this point I am hoping he is asking forgiveness for driving his mother to drink and gain weight.
Cormac: "Momma you pray."
Me: "OK.....Dear heavenly father, Thank you for this wonderful lunch and my two wonderful children Cormac and Chloe. Please help my son want to go #1 and #2 on the toilet, Amen."
Cormac: "Amen." Then claps
So I thought is was too cute so I took a picture of him praying to baby Jesus.
Maybe there is Hope for me?
Sunday, December 30, 2007
This dog house is still currently under construction, as you can see his cover porch is still being built. They have built it to match my dad's shop. This is bigger than most people's whole upstairs of their house!
So on to my story, we are having another sledding day and Max decides he want to play to. Cormac's sled had rope on it and Max decides to grab it and pull Cormac around the yard and fields. When Max was a puppy, he was as tall a Cormac last year. He would follow Cormac all around the yard. Very cute, but now Max is much taller and weighs a ton. So here is a video clip of Max pulling Cormac on his sled. I just got a quick clip of one of the times.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
It then sets in that Christmas if officially over and then the blahs tend to set in. For me it only last about 1-2 days.....because I then have to get ready for the next drama train to take off. Yep, save your drama for your mama. Every year 1 week after Christmas, my parents, and all 4 of us siblings, and our husbands/wives/significant others/friends, and kids take off for our yearly family snowboarding trip to Schweitzer Mountain. At the condo we spoil ourselves, eat, drink and be merry. We sit our aching bodies in the hot tub, enjoying the luxury of ski in-ski out, downhill tubing, play lots of games, and watch movies by the fireplace for 8 days. Sometimes we spend New Years on the mountain, and nothing beats letting off fireworks over the beautiful white snow. Then we come back for 1 1/2 weeks, then we are off to Tamarack for a "child-free" 5 day snowboard trip!! Lot to get ready for.
Things we have already done this weekend for the trip:
1. Bought Matt new boots and bindings for his board. Also new goggles.
Always nice to get new stuff every few years. They have now stopped making clickers, and have a new model that is a mix of strap-ins and clickers. So Matt got the new Flow bindings. I also am temping to go get me a pair. I don't "need" new bindings, but sure would like to try the new model. How un-american of me would it be if I didn't buy something even though there is nothing wrong with my old ones?
2. Bought new Yakima snowboard roof racks for the Suburban.
We have always put our boards inside the car, and I always ended up scratching my tint job....no more!
3. Shop-vac out the Suburban and clean out all the "Stuff" it has accumulated over the past months. Just so we can fill it back up with "stuff" and get it all dirty again.
4. Wax our boards and tighten the bindings. Get out all our gear.
5. Made Louie's boarding appointment at the vet.
Now time to clean the house, and pack all the kids ski gear!
Cormac was very excited to see Santa. This is his first year he really understood things. He immediately asked for his Pirate ship. As if he needed another one, but Santa was good to him this year and brought it to him. Chloe did well for all these pics, but when we went to add cousin Brogan into the mix, the tears flowed. Then the show was over.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
We hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with family, fun, and joy. Also a few good presents.
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis
I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. ~Harlan Miller
Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Pac-man before his pill obsession went out of control:
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I must admit, as I have gotten older, I have noticed some of these "Politically Incorrect" scenes from this holiday classic. Somehow I am sure if this was being written and produced in this day and age,it wouldn't make it to air. The ACLU would be all over it like snow on Christmas. Call me crazy (wouldn't be the first time)cause I kinda like that fact that this cartoon is kinda wacked!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
On my first day of vacation my karma gave to me:
A puking three year old in the backseat.
Yes, Cormac finally broke his record of never puking in his life, 3 years and 15 days. Just like the Seinfeld Episode #77, "The Dinner party" Where Jerry breaks his vomit streak of fourteen years - from June 29th, 1980 - it all goes down the drain literally.
Yes, with only 40 minutes left of the trip till we arrive, Miss Chloe was restless. So I decided to breakout my third line of defense,(1 being Binky and two being food/drink) since the previous two lines of defense failed, and we had one mad screaming 1 year old on our hands. So I got out the DVD player and put on The Spongebob Squarepants Movie. It worked and I thought good, we are almost there, and she quit screaming. Yeah I should have known my Clark Griswold Christmas would be popping up soon. Sure enough, 15 minutes into the movie I hear vomiting going on behind me and the look of horror in my Aunts eyes as she looked in the rear-view mirror. So I calmly ask, "What was that?" since I never have had a child puke on me yet...Chloe still is going strong on her streak. Yep he puked. He got car sick watching the DVD player, good times! So we pull over and strip him down change him and break out the baby wipes, and cover his car seat with a clean towel. I then spent the next four days cleaning, scrubbing,washing and hosing down that car seat. Needless to say my trip kicked off on a sweet note.
On my second day of vacation my karma gave to me:
Two black cats, and one geriatric pit bull!
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am allergic to cats. My Aunt, who's house I was staying at, has two of these..cough...wonderful...cough, animals. So I started to get allergies which was sooooo exciting to say the least. Luckily they are outside cats and we put them out and I felt better.
As for the pit bull, My cousin came up from Tahoe and brought her dog who had been having "problems" and is in diapers. He leaks urine and has since got hemorrhoids to add to the humility. I convinced my cousin to clean out his "Brown eye" with warm water and a turkey baster to ease his hemorrhoids. I took a picture of this, but she would kill me if I showed it. This dog is very sweet and gentle and took a liking to me right away. So at one point I was left alone with him for a few hours, and my loving cousin showed me where the diaper were and how to change him(you owe me big time.) So now I had a 3 year old and a 1 year old's a** to wipe and diaper to change, and NOW a dog!! But we decided to get a depends out of the closet that are there for my Great Aunt when she is visiting and strap that on him. Much easier.
On my third day of vacation my karma gave to me:
Three kooky Aunts that I dearly love, and one Great Aunt.
My Aunt S. Aunt K., and Aunt H. were all there. They are so funny and kooky in a good way. They are all so kind and loving. I love them all very much. I enjoyed hanging out with them all. They told me of how they had friends that where displaced by the flooding, and how all the Farmers at the Farmer's Market lost their crops and livestock. One farmer had to sit and watch 300 head of cattle just drown. Very sad stories happening over there. I am just happy that they are all safe. They all live on a 100 year old floodplain and in the path of Mt. Rainer, so we talked about them moving sometime.
However, my great aunt is in a elderly living facility and we went and got her (broke her out of the kooky house) to hang out with us for the day. I went, and I got tears in my eyes to see some of the people in this place. They look like they are half dead and doped up on meds. Very sad to me, I can't handle it for too long. My G. Aunt is 93 and she is still very alert and just this past few months had to go in one for 24 hours supervising. She was wandering around at her old apartment.
So to make a long story short my aunt got her a fake baby doll to have and love on. She was wandering looking for her "kids" and they thought this would keep her from running off. Nurses have brought her baby clothes and blankets. She dresses and feeds the baby. So you have to clean out the food in it's mouth so it doesn't rot. So..... she didn't want to leave the baby "unattended" so we had to take it with us . So I carried it out to the car, after she made sure I had it bundled up against the cold. So when we arrived she wanted to show Cormac her "baby" and I had to take a picture because Cormac just stared for like a good minute and didn't utter a word. I could tell by the look on his face,"This lady is craazy, this isn't a real baby. What the heck." So I took a pic:
At one point she asked me who's baby this was and I said it was hers, at which point she told me it was not hers, but mine. I said nooo, noo. I am not taking anymore booger eaters at this point.
On my fourth day of vacation my karma gave to me:
4 Coors light in the bottle.
As you might of imagined by this time I need something to take the edge off! I got to go out to a very cute eatery that looked like a hobbit house. I got to hang with my cousins who are all my age and there boyfriends. We all enjoyed great food, conversation, and drinks. We always have so much fun together.
This is just the short edited version of my trip, but as you can see why I was mute for a while. We ended up having the best weather ever! I love having snow everywhere and the sun shining. I could have got the best picture ever of Mt. Rainer, but Chloe was sleeping and I didn't want to stop, but I shot this one as we went over White's Pass:
Monday, December 17, 2007
Who cares though, this was our first attempt and Cormac loved it. So how many Laybourn's does it take to make a gingerbread house? At least 3 and several attempts to keep it together. Let me tell you, it looks a lot easier than it is to assemble one of these guys. Word of advice...when your child is sleeping, assemble the walls and roof. Let it dry over night, and then let them decorate it. Then it is a race with the clock to decorate little sections at a time before the ice drys!! It is like a scene out of NASCAR when the car stops to make a pit stop.
Cormac managed to break the back of the house before we even got two walls up. So we had to ice that back together. Got all walls stabilized. Then decided to let it dry over night and finish the next day. Cormac had fun decorating it and Chloe just tried to eat everything.
Cormac was cute. After I made snow in the front yard, he made "footsteps" up to the front door. Then he has since proceed to try and eat the house on a continuous basis since. The house now is in the early stages of foreclosure due to a 3 year old's demolitions. The END.....
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Yep, they really do sell these. This one is a "Deluxe talking" one. Then he can take it over to friends house's to play with, and scare the Sh*t.... I mean....the Mr. Hankey right out of them!
I love watching him be a little man. If daddy is outside, he is right by his side learning all the yard chores. He loves working, and cleaning. At times I wonder if he is my child.
Here they are checking out the drums and trying to play them before we left for the park:
They had a blast looking at the lights and hearing the music. Cormac got to ring the bell on the train and play with the steering wheel. Chloe just looked on in amazement. Then Cormac told us he was too cold. So home we went to have some hot coco.
Here is a panoramic view of the train park :
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
2. Technically, snow is considered a mineral.
3. Bird dropping are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the western Pacific.
4. The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.
5. The London Bridge has never fallen down.
6. There are almost as many chickens in the world as there are people.
7. The 100 Year War lasted 116 years.
8. At his heaviest, President James Madison weighted 98 pounds.
9. The average U.S. student attends school 180 days, in China, it's 251 days.
10. Riding hazard: 40% of people killed form falling off a horse are drunk.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
His 3 year:
He looks like a little man now! The babyish look is now gone. He is quite the polite, sweet boy. He always says please and thank you when he asks for something. He loves to play with other kids, and loves to share. He will take his toy and say,"Let's share." Can you believe it???
Here is a look back at Chloe's 6 month picture:
Here is her 1 year:She is quite the little sweetheart. She is always smiling and happy. Loves to point at everything and ask,"Wha-is-at?" She has to look at all the pictures on the walls, and loves looking at her books. Poor girl needs to grow some hair though.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
So today I need to go to the store to get stuff for my purse party, which for most people is not a hard thing. But lately between nap times and lunch I only have 1 hour after lunch and before Cormac's nap to get this done. So I am on a mission and put him on after lunch so we don't have a turd honking for the right-away when I am shopping. SO on he goes and I give him some peace while I go clean up lunch......this is where my day goes down hill (or should I say all to shit). So I hear weird noises and go to look and he is off the toilet and Chloe is sitting on the bathroom floor holding a turd and I run to grab it just as she decides to "Taste" the delicatessen. I scream NO!! to late, but at least she decided by the bad look on her face that it tasted like SHIT...ewwww. So needless to say after cleaning her and him up I never made it to the store................. Oh and here is a lovely link to some interesting info on poop...http://www.smellypoop.com/poop.html
Friday, December 7, 2007
2. The average American senior citizen takes 14 prescription drugs.
3. Beauty fact: Most lipstick contains fish scales.
4. Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at auction for $6,600 in 1992.
5. Before killing Lincoln, actor John Wilkes Booth was so popular he got 100 fan letters a week.
6. Leonardo da Vinci painted only 17 paintings -and some of them were unfinished.
7. Walruses get bald as they age.
8. The index finger is the most sensitive finger on your hand.
9. Rats can live longer without water than camels can.
10. Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Or to help the sanity, beer like this guy:
I am going to visit my family over in Washington, where the flooding is all around them, except in their town...so they say. I promise to take pictures of all the excitement. I am always up for an adventure. I am sure we will have a wonderful safe trip.